Santa Cruz Sentinel | Santa Cruz Women’s March celebrates record attendance

The Hightones, a UC Santa Cruz a cappella group, leads the Santa Cruz Women’s March and ‘Be the Change’ rally on Pacific Avenue on Saturday afternoon. (Lucjan Szewczyk -- Santa Cruz Sentinel)
The Hightones, a UC Santa Cruz a cappella group, leads the Santa Cruz Women’s March and ‘Be the Change’ rally on Pacific Avenue on Saturday afternoon. (Lucjan Szewczyk — Santa Cruz Sentinel) 

SANTA CRUZ >> Their signs of resistance had messages for the Trump Administration.

“A woman’s place is in the house and the Senate and the Oval Office.”

“Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.”

“We shall overcomb” — a reference to the civil rights anthem and President Donald Trump’s hair.

As protesters packed U.S. city streets Saturday and Sunday, the second Santa Cruz Women’s March and “Be the Change” rally offered peaceful resistance to Trump’s policies and comments about women.

Police officers, organizers and participants said the event surpassed turnout at the march in Santa Cruz last year. An organizer, who was counting groups of roughly 1,000 people, said there were more than 30,000 people marching from Locust Street and Pacific Avenue to Louden Nelson Community Center. The half-mile march lasted noon to about 1:30 p.m.